Apply to the Launch Summer Accelerator, a 9-week program that gives you the tools you need to accelerate your venture.
Internship cancelled? Stuck at home? Worried about losing traction? You can still make progress on your venture or idea this summer by joining us for this virtual experience, which will provide you the content, contacts and coaching you need to move forward.
Selected teams will meet regularly during the week to work on and launch their venture. Teams will have access to:
Teams that meet program requirements will also have the opportunity to compete for prize money at the end of the summer.
Don't have a venture, but still interested in using your summer with purpose? Apply as a free-agent and work with a team!
Teams must commit to the full duration of the program; June 3 through July 30, 2021.
Selected teams should expect to spend about 2.5 hours per week on virtual program calls and another 10-15 hours working on their venture.
UB's Blackstone LaunchPad is proud to host a new summer accelerator for undergraduate and graduate students as well as recent grads from the June '20, Sept. '20, or 2020 - 2021 academic year. We also welcome students from other WNY Colleges and Universities or Blackstone LaunchPad campuses to apply.
Eligibility: Any part or full-time students, and recent graduates. Participants will need a Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number in order to collect any prize money awarded.